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Anti-health-care bill campaigner surges in race for Florida governor

The new Quinnipiac poll out of Florida has Rick Scott, the multimillionaire who seeded the anti-health-care bill group Conservatives for Patients Rights, surging in the GOP primary for governor and leading all-but-certain Democratic nominee Alex Sink. After spending $11 million of his own money on ads, Scott leads Attorney General Bill McCollum by 13 points, 44-31, in the party primary. In the general election, Scott leads Sink 42-32, cruising in every part of Florida except the Miami area. He holds Sink to the support of only 69 percent of Democrats, which is really something when you consider that he's behind ads like this:

It's remarkable, too, considering Scott made his current fortune after being hit with a $1.7 billion fraud settlement.

By David Weigel  |  June 10, 2010; 8:40 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Election , Health Care  
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